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Attention News Editors:

Twinning On 9.1 Kilometres of Highway 417 Underway West Of Ottawa


    OTTAWA, Dec. 9 /CNW/ - Transportation Minister Tony Clement and Norm
Sterling, MPP for Carleton, today announced the awarding of a major contract
for twinning a 9.1 kilometre section on Highway 417 west of Ottawa.
    ``I am pleased that funding allowed twinning to start in 1998,'' said Mr.
Clement. ``This project will act as a major economic stimulus, creating jobs
and supporting the local business, manufacturing and tourist sectors.''
    The $10,596,962 contract was awarded to Bot Construction Limited of
Oakville. The project includes twinning of the existing Highway 417 from 1.5
kilometres west of Panmure Road easterly to 1.0 kilometre west of Regional
Road 49, construction of an interchange at Panmure Road, an underpass at the
Vaughan Sideroad and illumination.
    ``Twinning this busy stretch of Highway 417 will improve traffic and
safety conditions for all highway users including Carleton residents,'' said
Mr. Sterling. ``This project is part of Ontario's efforts to ensure the smooth
flow of people and goods on Ontario's highways.''
    Preliminary work is underway with completion slated for late October
1999.

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